a blogger’s Christmas gifts!

I know, Christmas is now already four weeks ago! (Wow, time is going by so fast!) But I really want to share these lovely gifts I got – gifts that warm the heart of any crafter!

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I just started knitting  – and got a huge bunch of knitting and crocheting supplies.
And buttons. I love buttons!

a blogger's xmas gifts

I love my new cutting board! It’s also perfect for tracing patterns. I started reading the pattern fitting book and have to say, it’s really good. I totally recommend it. In the next weeks I’ll write a few reviews of the sewing and pattern making books I use!

Free Valentine’s Day Printables

Free Printable Valentine's Day Card

My passion for Photoshop got out of hand today. Here are some free Valentine’s Day Cards I made for you to download and print.

Just right click on the picture you want, save and print. It’s as easy as that.
I left some blank, so you can simply enter your own text with Photoshop, Word or handwritten.

If you have any questions on how I made these, do ask! I’d be happy to help.

Feel free to leave a comment before or after downloading. – I’d love to know what your favourites ones are!

 

DIY Christmas gift tags

I finally wrapped up all the presents. This year I used handmade gift tags.

I printed the picture/text I wanted to be on the tags on white cotton. One could also just plain white paper, but cotton looks much nicer. I got the picture from Two Things In Common.

I glued the cotton cut-outs on green paper and embellished the gift tags with gold thread.

 

St. Nicholas Day treat – DIY in 15 minutes #2

This is a perfect treat for everyone who isn’t very fond of chocolate!

All you need:
– a small glass bottle with a cork
– olive oil
– fresh herbs (rosemary/thyme)

#1 make sure the bottle is clean!

#2 wash the herbs and put them into the bottle

#3 pour the olive oil into the bottle

#4 cork it up

#5 posh it up with ribbon or a cute label

Done!

PS: The oil should rest a few days before use!

St. Nicholas Day treat – DIY in 15 minutes #1

This is so tasty and -believe me- takes only 15 minutes to make.

All you need: 
– a bar of chocolate
– nuts and dried fruits
– an empty jar
– sandwich paper/ baking parchment

#1 melt the chocolate (stir until smooth and glossy)

#2 drop spoonfuls of chocolate onto the sandwich paper (disks of 4-5cm)

#3 add the nuts and dried fruits

#4 put the tray into the freezer for 3-5 minutes (or into the fridge – takes a little longer then)